I had some fun today converting my usual
avatar of myself to a cartoon version.
What do you think?
It was really simple, actually.
I brought my current avatar into Illustrator.
I set the pen tool to a magenta outline
with a transparent interior
to be able to see the outline easily.
I traced all the contours of my head and features.
Then made adjustments where necessary,
using the direct selection tool.
When I had it pretty much how I wanted it,
I went to simplify path and set it in the 90's range
and simplified the outlines just enough so that
they became smooth and cartoonish, but still
resembled my original image.
I then created an eps, which I colorized in
Photoshop with the bucket tool.